Royal Recipes Fit For a Prince

Published On July 23, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Food, Party Planning, Recipes

It’s a Prince! Bring on the Royal Recipes

The world waited with anticipation when news of Princess Kate going into labor broke early yesterday.  For months royal watchers speculated if the bundle of joy would be a prince or a princess only to have that speculation come to an end yesterday afternoon.  The future monarch of the United Kingdom is a boy! To celebrate this royal occasion, Recess is putting together a royal menu fit for a prince.  Thanks to the Organized Cook, we have three British-inspired recipes that will have you saying, “Long live the cook!”

Westminster Crackers

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Westminster Crackers courtesy of the Organized Cook


  • round gourmet crackers
  • English cucumber- 1, sliced
  • Maytag blue cheese (or a blue cheese spread like Laughing Cow)
  • radishes- sliced thin


  1. Find the prettiest blue plate you have
  2. Assemble crackers with cucumber, cheese and then radish on top
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Cottage Pie

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Cottage Pie courtesy of the Organized Cook


  • prepared mashed potatoes- 16 oz. (2 cups)
  • ground beef- 1 lb
  • onion, white- 1 peeled and minced
  • 1 7oz. can diced carrots
  • flour- 2 tbspns
  • nutmeg- 1 tspn
  • dried parsley and oregano- 1 tspn each
  • 1 15oz. can beef broth
  • tomato paste- 2 tbspns


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Make meat filling by browning beef and minced onion together in a skillet
  3. Add carrots, flour, nutmeg and herbs and saute for just a minute
  4. Add broth and tomato paste to mix well
  5. Transfer meat mixture into casserole baking dish
  6. Spoon potatoes and spread loosely over the top
  7. Bake until bubbly inside, 20-25 minutes

Blue-on-Blue Martini

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Blue on Blue Martini courtesy of the Organized Cook


  • 6 parts Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 1 part blue curacao
  • Lemon Twist
  • Ice


  1. Combine gin, blue curacao and ice in a martini shaker
  2. Shake well
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass
  4. Garnish with lemon twist
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About The Author

UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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